hil, that’s not as bad as the GOP poll numbers
. If you are optimistic Republican, you think the money situation and poll numbers will improve once a nominee is selected on both sides. You can say that a GOP nominee will replace the unpopular President as the standard bearer, Hillary will get the GOP’s base juiced up, the money will take care of itself once there is a clear opponent and Americans aren’t ready for her prescriptions. Maybe. But equally if not more likely, the fundraising numbers you point to, the Gallup poll numbers on the public’s perception of the parties and the gap between GOP and Democratic presidential fundraising totals indicate a fundamental problem with the GOP. I don’t think we’re a 51-49% country anymore. Finding a presidential candidate that can delineate a message that appeals to and beyond the base and stops the hemorrhaging of support will be no easy task.